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Car Rental Startup Fined for Several Violations
Getaround, a car rental startup, is being fined almost $1 million for several violations. Getaround has been accused of not following car rental regulations.
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Jane Lu
Sep 01, 2021
Turo Takes off in Alaska as Rental Cars Continue to Be Scarce
Alaska has faced a rental car shortage like many other states. As a result, Turo has found a lot of success with its car-sharing service.
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Jane Lu
Sep 24, 2021
Rental Car Shortage is Forcing Myrtle Beach Tourists to Use U-Haul
The car rental industry took a blow after selling their inventory during the pandemic, and as a result, some customers are turning to U-Haul for their car rental needs.
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Brandon Moore
Aug 04, 2021
Customer Service in the Rental Car Industry Seems Low
Many customers have had bad experiences with customer service from car rental agencies. This includes getting rentals that haven’t been cleaned and being charged for it.
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Jane Lu
Jul 22, 2021
Hertz Is Back in Business
Hertz and many other rental car companies suffered huge financial losses from the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. But, Hertz has come out of bankruptcy and is set for a strong financial performance in 2021.
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Jane Lu
Sep 24, 2021
The Citroen Ami Is Coming to America
The Citroen Ami might be available soon for car-sharing in Washington, D.C. In France, where the Ami was launched, the tiny car can be purchased and driven by 14-year-olds.
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Jane Lu
Sep 23, 2021
Does Renters Insurance Cover Theft From Your Car?
Renters insurance can provide extra insurance on items stored in your car, but it will not cover car theft.
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Jacoba Bood
Jun 29, 2021
What to Do if You’re in an Accident With a Rental Car
If you damage a rental car in an accident, you’ll need to exchange insurance information with the other driver and inform the rental company and your insurer.
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Jason Tushinski
Jun 24, 2021
10 Best Road Trip Cars to Rent
The Honda Odyssey offers maximum interior space, whereas the Ford Expedition is perfect for offroading and hauling gear. Here are 10 of the best road trip cars.
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Bonnie Stinson
Jun 18, 2021
A National Rental Car Shortage Is Making Car-Sharing More Appealing
A nationwide shortage of rental cars is introducing more Americans to car-sharing. Find out if it's right for you.
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Jason Crosby
Sep 20, 2021
Rental Car Shortage Has Some People Taking Drastic Measures
Have you tried to rent a car and found that the prices have doubled or tripled? The spike in demand as COVID-19 restrictions lift has led to increased rental car prices.
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Holly Costa
Jun 07, 2021
Buying Used Rental Cars from Hertz: A Step-by-Step Guide
Looking to buy a car? Hertz is selling off their fleet of used rental vehicles and you might be able to snag one for cheap.
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Jacoba Bood
Jun 17, 2021
7 Ways to Save Money on Car Rentals
If you have to rent a car, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best deal possible, preferably for a nice ride. Here's how.
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Brady Klopfer
Sep 30, 2020
Do I Need Rental Car Insurance if I Already Have My Own?
The next time you rent a car, make sure you have insurance on the car either through your own insurance or the rental car company’s insurance.
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Cheryl Knight
Sep 23, 2021
How to Lease or Rent a Car in Europe
Jetting off to see Italy, France, or other European countries for yourself? Here's how to lease or rent a car in Europe.
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Jason Unrau
Feb 12, 2021
How to Rent a Car
From booking to return, here's exactly what you need to do to successfully rent a car.
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Brady Klopfer
Sep 30, 2020
How to Get a Car Rental Discount Code
Using car rental discount codes can save you a bundle on your next car rental.
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Elaine Sulpy
Sep 23, 2021
How Old Do You Have to Be to Rent a Car?
Car rental companies vary on minimum age rules. Here's how to find out how old you have to be to rent a car.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Aug 25, 2021
How to Use a Car Rental Coupon
Car rental coupons are an accessible and easy way to save money on your next trip.
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Amber Brown
Sep 30, 2020
What Is Rental Reimbursement Coverage? Do I Need It?
Rental reimbursement coverage is an option add-on that covers the cost of transportation expenses while your vehicle is being repaired after submitting a claim.
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Jacoba Bood
Sep 15, 2021
How to Avoid Being Unfairly Charged for Rental Car Damage
Here's a guide on avoiding unfair rental car charges. Read on to find the steps you can take to protect yourself from unfair rental car charges.
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Elan Mcafee
Sep 21, 2021

All Questions on Car Rentals

How do you get a rental car from insurance?
How can I have rental car costs covered by insurance? I was driving to work and hit another car while trying to make a lane change. I have filed a claim. I still need a car to drive to work. Will insurance pay for it?
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Phoebe Mah
Sep 24, 2021
What happens if I end my Zipcar early?
Will I get any money back if I return a car early? I need to rent one to go shopping, but I'm not sure how long I'll need it.
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
Does Zipcar have a cancellation fee?
I need to cancel the trip I booked for tomorrow afternoon. Will I be charged a fee?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
How long does it take to get approved for Zipcar?
I want to rent a car next week. If I join now, will that give me enough time to get approved in time for my trip?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
Can you use Zipcar without a membership?
I want to rent a Zipcar for a day in Los Angeles. Do I need to become a member?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
How much are Zipcars per day?
I want to rent a Zipcar in Houston. How much does it cost for a daily rental?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
What's included in a Zipcar membership?
I want to get a Zipcar membership, but I'm not sure what's included. I know some programs do free gas and roadside assistance. What's included?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
Is Zipcar cheaper than renting a car?
I live in Chicago and need to use a car for a few hours to move out of my apartment. I don't need a moving vehicle, just an SUV would work. Would a Zipcar be cheaper than renting a car?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
Are Zipcars worth it?
Should I pay to rent a Zipcar? As a non-car owner who lives in a city, I don't need to drive that often. It's usually when I have to something that's inconvenient to get to on public transportation.
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
Can I cancel a Zipcar reservation?
How can I cancel a Zipcar reservation? Does the company allow changes to reservations?
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
What does it cost to join Zipcar?
How much is a Zipcar membership? I want to join, but don't want to have to pay a recurring cost.
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Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
Who pays for a rental car after an accident?
A couple of weeks ago, I was in an accident. Thankfully everyone is all right and I was found not at fault, but my car needs repairs and I'll need a rental car. Will my insurance pay for it or will the at-fault driver's?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Can you use your rental car coverage if your car breaks down?
I have rental car and towing coverage on my car insurance. My car broke down and I used my towing coverage. I need to get it repaired. Can I use my rental car coverage while it's in the shop?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Does Allstate car insurance extend to rental cars?
I have my own policy through Allstate. I'm going on a road trip and want to rent a car. Will my policy provide coverage for a rental car?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Do all car insurance policies have rental car coverage?
I was recently in an accident and my car has to be repaired. I'll need to get to work while it's in the shop. Does my car insurance cover rental cars?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Does car insurance extend to rental cars?
I have my own car and insurance. I am planning to rent a car while I'm out of town. Will my car insurance cover my rental car or will I need to opt into the rental car company's insurance?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Can I drive a rental car from El Paso, Texas, to Mexico?
I live in El Paso and I'd like to travel across the border. I don't want to take my own car. Can I rent a car to travel to Mexico?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Can you rent a car from Dollar to travel to Mexico?
My aunt is renting a car from Dollar. We want to take a road trip, can we drive it to Mexico?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Do U.S. rental car companies allow you to drive to Mexico?
I have a rental car right now and want to take a trip to Mexico. Can I drive across the border with it?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Can you take a rental car to Mexico?
I want to take a trip to Mexico, but would like to drive. I don't own a car. Could I rent a car?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Can you take a National rental car into Canada?
My brother wants to rent a car for us to go to Canada. Does National allow this? It's one of the only rental car companies in our area.
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Does Avis allow cross-border travel into Canada?
I'm an Avis Preferred member and I want to go to Canada. Will they allow me to drive a rental car there if I rent the car in the U.S.?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Do all rental car companies allow you to travel into Canada?
I'm looking into a car rental to take a trip to Vancouver from Seattle. Are there specific rental companies that allow you to travel into Canada?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Do rental car companies allow you to drive to Canada?
I want to drive to Montreal, but I don't have my own car. Can I rent a car to do so?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Can anything bad happen if you drive a rental car out of state?
I'm planning on renting a car to drive out of state. Will I get in trouble if I do? Do rental car companies allow you to do this?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Does Budget allow you to travel out of state with a rental car?
I want to rent a car to take a road trip. I live in California and am planning to drive to Utah. Will Budget allow me to take a rental car out of state?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Can I drive a rental car out of state?
I am traveling from Washington to Oregon. I don't own a car and would like to rent one. Can I take a rental car out of state?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Does USAA provide coverage in Canada?
I'm going to rent a car while visiting Canada. Will I be covered by my car insurance? I have USAA on my car in the US.
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Emily Maracle
Aug 16, 2021
Can I use my gap insurance on a rental car?
My vehicle was totaled and I need to rent a car to get to work. I have gap insurance on my car. Will it also cover a rental car until I can get a new car?
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Emily Maracle
Aug 16, 2021
Do I need to have a credit card to use Turo?
I want to sign up for an account, but I prefer to not have my credit cards on file online. Is there another way to pay?
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Sophie Newman
Aug 11, 2021

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